Happiness is Subjective


There are things in life that can make you happy that are subjective.  They are subjective because happiness comes differently for everyone.

You might find joy and happiness seeking thrills through rides like roller coasters and bungee jumping.  This thrill may be more than torture for someone with a fear of heights who would never step foot on a roller coaster or ever be brave enough to jump from a bridge suspended by a bungee cord.

Everyone seeks happiness in their own way.  What makes you happy is a natural high that you deserve to seek.  There is nothing wrong with the things that you find joy in.  You may be told you are crazy but that is because of the subjectivity.

Mulla Nasruddin Jokes:

Mulla Nasrudin looked unhappy. “Is something worrying you?” asked his wife.

“Listen,” said the Mulla, “I HAVE SO MANY WORRIES THAT, IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TODAY, I WON’T HAVE TIME TO WORRY ABOUT IT FOR ANOTHER MONTH.”

“A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it. Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don’t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe. In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you…let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you. And each time you don’t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.”

– OSHO

“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”

– Buddha

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2 Comments »

  1. 1
    Renz Says:

    Very true. We alone can make ourselves happy. We alone can act on it.
    Personally, I like surrounding myself with happy thoughts and to create and stimulate that, I love inspirational art hanged on my wall.

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    Ellen Says:

    Such an imeprssive answer! You’ve beaten us all with that!


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